Let’s face it, this time of year is super stressful. I used to go into panic mode when this season came around. I love it, but it really puts you through the ringer, if you are not prepared. Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of year! Now, I can really relax knowing that I have planned ahead and saved money early for my shopping needs.

If you need ways to de-stress for the holidays, please read my previous post on 3 Ways to a Less Stressful Christmas.

Now, on to the good stuff. Ways to make money easily and quickly. Save up for those expensive gifts!! Here are some surefire ways that I have known to make easy and quick cash.

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Take surveys

Now, there are a bunch of silly survey sites that are really bogus and do not work. But, there are a few out there that allow you to give your opinion on random things, and really get paid for it! A few sites I find legit are:

Swagbucks: Swagbucks allows you to give your opinion on various things such as new products, videos, games and more in exchange for points that you can exchange for gift cards or cash via paypal.


By signing up, you can earn $10 automatically! Try them out.

Valued Opinions– Like Swagbucks, you can watch videos, fill out surveys, and play games for cash or gift cards. They are legit and pay out fast via paypal.

Go ahead and check them out!


Have a garage/yard sale

The biggest way that I make extra cash is having a yard sale/garage sale. We all have that junk that just sits in our garage, right? Those items that we say we will use later, but never do. Yep, those are items that other people want!

Gather up those items and sell them. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much money you can make.

Babysit/pet sit

If you want to make that quick cash, try advertising for babysitting or pet sitting. You would be amazed at how in demand these services are.

Try setting hours that are unconventional, such as weekends and nights and I am sure you will be in high demand. People need those sitters for when they need a date night, or for their furry babies when they go on a weekend trip.

Sell crafts

Something easy and super fun! I love doing crafts and selling them via facebook, Ebay, or Etsy. There is no shortage in ideas on crafts.

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Some fun crafts I love to make and sell are seasonal wreaths, canvas paintings, and DIY wood crafts. So get out those creative thoughts and put them to the test, I bet you can sell a few or two or three!!

Clean out closets/toy bins

Every time this year, I try to clean out the kids closets and toy areas. Get rid of clothes too small and toys they no longer play with.

If I have any suggestions at all, do this when your kids ARE NOT home. They will never notice the toys missing vs. them being there and thinking they need everything single thing you want to get rid of. No, Son you have not played with this toy in 6 months…then all of a sudden it’s his fave toy. C’mon!!

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Do it right the first time and just do it when they are not there and the faster it goes.

You can donate to the less fortunate, or sell via Facebook or Ebay.

There you have it. Different ways to make extra cash for the holidays. These are some of the ways that I know to be true in order to make a quick buck. Of course there are other ways as well..you could get a part time job…but who has time for that?! I like to stick to my side hustles, that way I have more time with my family.

Do you have ways that you make extra cash? Leave me comment and share!!

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